Keeping up to date on all the new technology, trends, and new software is key for success in the graphic design industry. One way for graphic designers to advance themselves in the design community is by checking out what’s new in the top magazines. These leading articles can inspire you, inform you, and help build your skills and talents beyond your imagination. They are filled with intriguing interviews, designer headlines, graphic design news, current events, prizes and contests and everything else a graphic designer would want.

Here are some of the top magazines to checkout with a variety of features to take your career to the next level.

Layers Magazine: Layers magazine offers in-depth tutorials, cutting-edge techniques, photoshop secrets, professional insights, and tons of information for some of the most creative minds about the entire Adobe Creative Suite like InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash. Learn how to create and build your own website with the simple tips and tricks they provide.

Photoshop Creative: Photoshop Creative is the best magazine for learning more about Adobe’s top photo editing application. Whether you’ve never used it or your an expert on Photoshop, these issues are packed full with inspirational tutorials which cover the whole scope of the software, from creative projects to practical guides to using tools and techniques.

HOW: HOW magazine’s goal is to help designers, whether they work for a design agency or run a successful, creative, profitable studio at home. HOW strives to serve the business, technological and creative needs of all graphic-design professionals.

Macworld: Macworld is a leading resource for creative professionals, both in print and online. Macworld is devoted to bringing you the latest on all products developed by Apple Macintosh. This magazine stays on top by consistently running exclusive reviews and more features than any other magazine on the market.

Print: Print is a magazine about visual culture and design. Print is dedicated to showcasing extraordinary designs on and off the page. Covering a field as broad as communication itself—publication and book design, animation and motion graphics, corporate branding and rock posters, exhibitions and street art.